Stroll into a standard American supermarket and you might think that all eggplants are dark purple bell-shapes. Not so! Eggplant varieties are available in a range of shapes, colors, sizes and flavors, from the common bell-shaped variety to long, tender Asian varieties, to small round green or orange specialty varieties. To select your eggplant variety, […]
Seven problems commonly found in citrus trees and suggested solutions include: Overwatering: Citrus may become stressed and more susceptible to pests and diseases as a result of poor drainage or standing water. Citrus and other trees have difficulty with proper nutrient uptake in wet soils. Shallow Watering, Watering with Sprinklers, and Wetting Trunks or Major […]
When many gardeners in North America think sweet pepper, they think of the large, bell-type Emerald green sweet pepper with a slightly grassy flavor. Fortunately, all sweet peppers aren’t green: today’s gardeners have access to a wide array of sweet peppers, both bell and non-bell types, in a range of colors, sizes and shapes. Gardeners […]
With proper pruning and management, any variety of orange tree can be grown in a container, although trees may stay small and yields may be minimal unless trees are grown in very large pots. Use a soil mix of at least 30% sand, combined with soil and compost or well-rotted organic matter, in pots or […]
Planning a spring vegetable garden? Here is what to do now: Start seeds indoors and outdoors in warm, bright, protected areas; and transplant starts outdoors during warm and frost-free periods for cool-season vegetables and herbs that are frost tolerant and less prone to bolting. Irrigate new garden beds, wait 10 to 21 days prior to […]
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